Lesson 2: Texture 1: Taking rubbings

Using media of their choosing, children go in search of textures that interest them to take rubbings of

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To explore different textures

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught:

  • To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • To use drawing, painting and sculpture, to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination
  • To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: May need help in identifying what a textured surface is and in holding the drawing tool correctly.


Pupils working at greater depth: Will work in an assured manner and be excited by the discovery of textured surfaces and create strong rubbings by using the tools correctly.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Susan Coles,  
Art & Design specialist
Susan is an educator, artist and an active advocate and well-known champion of art craft and design education. Her roles include: Secretary to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Art, Craft, Design Education, Past President, and now Honorary Fellow of the…
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